Caring for Your Waxed Cotton

With the proper care, waxed cotton is a great way to stay dry in the rain. The wax also works great as a wind breaker.

Do not leave the raincoat in an area with a high ambient temperature, such as a parked car on a hot day. Doing so can cause the wax to transfer onto the lining.

  • Gently brush away dirt with a soft brush or lint-free fabric.

  • Sponge with a little cold water to remove more persistent dirt.

  • Never use hot water, soaps or solvents.

  • Do not dry clean, do not put in washing machine or dryer.

  • Allow raincoat to fully dry after cleaning or wear. never pack away damp.

  • Reproofing will maintain the weatherproofing and lifespan of the raincoat.

  • Timescale for reproofing is dependent on the amount and type of usage (about 12-18 months for heavy usage).

Need your raincoat reproofed? Check out the journal post on reproofing! We also have a reproofing service if you don’t want to do it yourself.
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